“I’m old-fashioned...” sings Cate Cody in a hauntingly beautiful voice that has been compared to a young Peggy Lee.
She might be describing herself, because these days it's very rare to find a Jazz chanteuse with authentic phrasing, who genuinely understands the nuances, is capable of capturing the idiomatic gradations and modulations required to Swing. Indeed, most of the songs she has chosen to put her stamp on belong to that great age of song sophistication, coming from the pen of the masters of the art. She does full justice to them, their melodies caressing, lyrics expressing, reflecting on their subtleties and breathing new life into them.
For this special session, Cate is delighted to be accompanied by Tom Kincaid (currently pianist for Ellie Brooks) and double bassist Tom Mark, both the first choice of many musicians. The trio will be performing an eclectic mix of gems from the 1920s to the 1950s.